Diversity, distribution and physiology of the aerobic phototrophic bacteria in the mixolimnion of a meromictic lake

  • Yurkova N
  • Rathgeber C
  • Swiderski J
 et al. 
  • 38


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 27


    Citations of this article.


The population of anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria in the aerobic zone of the meromictic Mahoney Lake was investigated using classical microbiological methods. This bacterial community was found to be very rich and diverse. Thirty-one new strains of the obligately aerobic phototrophic bacteria, and two new purple nonsulfur strains, were isolated in pure cultures and preliminarily characterized. The isolates contain a variety of carotenoids, bacteriochlorophyll a incorporated into pigment protein complexes, and are morphologically and physiologically diverse. These properties indicate a diversity of adaptations to the stratified environments of this meromictic lake. Phylogenetically all isolated strains belong to the α subclass of Proteobacteria. © 2002 Federation of European Microbiological Societies. Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

Get full text


  • Natalia Yurkova

  • Christopher Rathgeber

  • Jolantha Swiderski

  • Erko Stackebrandt

  • J. Thomas Beatty

  • Ken J. Hall

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free